In Black & White

April 24th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may be better-known as the season for bright prints and colors, but the latest issue of upscale menswear magazine Varon Magazine makes a very convincing argument for the purity and sharp beauty of clean black-and-white. Ben Gorham, founder of the exclusive Byredo fragrance collection, stars in the sharp cover story, lensed by Lonny Spence with styling by Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavín, while the rest of the magazine is filled with many of the industry’s top new faces in a range of the season’s top designs. Bright young Brits Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin can be seen in the main collections story, photographed by co editor in chief Nacho Pinedo and dressed by Lavín, while Elliot Vulliod is the centerpiece of a feature on the idiosyncratic designer Umit Benan. But for all its celebration of the here and now, the issue offers a sneak peek ahead as well, with an exclusive preview of Fall 2014 from rising British designer Craig Green captured by Piczo with a clinical austerity softened by gentle portraits that add just the right touch of sensitive emotion. Check out their Instagram page for more beautiful visuals.

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Ben Gorham by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin by Nacho Pinedo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Elliot Vulliod in Umit Benan by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Laurie Harding by Lonny Spence, styling by Shirley Amartey

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Marc André Turgeon by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Jason Hughes (Visual Artist UK )

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Nicholas Santos/Charlie Ayres Taylor/Paolo Gallardo by Mark Kean, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Arran Turton Phillips by Rory van Millingen, styling by Way Perry (Jed Root)

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Jack Chambers, Guy Gee in Craig Green by Piczo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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First Look: Under the Influence

April 4th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When you see Kristen McMenamy on the cover of a magazine you know you’re in for a treat! Under the Influence Magazine returns with an impressive issue filled with content centered around the theme of power. The choice of subject matter can be felt throughout the issue’s editorials and interviews – from McMenamy doing her signature avant garde poses for celebrated photographer, Nadav Kander  to timely features on the likes of Nick Knight, Paul Smith and John Porritt. Experience a preview of the issue’s fashion stories below along with an arresting video of Kristen.

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Shadows from Under the Influence Magazine on Vimeo.

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Kristen McMenamy by Nadav Kander, styling by Under the Influence’s new fashion director Toby Grimditch, hair by Ken O’Rourke, makeup by new beauty director Georgina Graham (Management + Artists)

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Senait Gidey by Andrew Vowles, styling by Raphael Hirsch, hair by Yumi Nakada-Dingle, makeup by Ciara O’Shea

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Aza Shade by Sarah Piantadosi, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Philippe Tholimet, makeup by Jenny Coombs

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Dan Kling by Mark Kean, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Keisuke Terada, grooming by Lucy Bridge.

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Hedvig Palm Palm by Frode & Marcus, styling by Sofie Krunegård, hair by Peter Johannson, makeup by Kristina Kullenberg

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Lera Tribel by Greta Ilieva, styling by Jack Borkett, hair by Sochi, makeup by Laura Dominique

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”

A SPLASH IN THE DARK from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

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Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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In Black and White

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

The latest from Varón Magazine continues to offer a cutting-edge take on menswear. Part of the uniqueness behind the English publication comes from its all black-and-white approach, delivering a captivating sense of appeal and enticement to each photograph. Spanish actor Quim Gutierrez, whom has the current 2013 Givenchy campaign under his belt, graces the magazine’s cover, and inside you’ll find more top faces in the industry, from Clement Chabernaud and Ben Allen, to some of the hottest new guys. Top men’s stylist Way Perry and Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavin style up a storm in this packed issue. Delve into the glossy pages Varón’s autumn/winter F/W 13 issue below.
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Nick Offord by Lonny Spence, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Left: Matt King by Lonny styled by Hugo. Right: Marko by Nik Hartley, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Anders Hayward, Luke and Connor by Rory van Millingen, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Joe Brotherton by Jeff Hahn, styled by Shirley Amartey

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Ben Allen by Thomas Giddings, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Clement Chabernaud by Mark Kean, styled by Way Perry

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Actor Quim Gutierrez by Nacho Pinedo, styled by Hugo Lavin

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First Look : USED

October 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Used Magazine gets a second life with a sleek redesign and a new issue filled with engaging content. Dominated by colorful stories filled with pieces from fashion’s finest, USED is a wonderful showcase for the talents of its impressive editorial team. The magazine’s edgy, youthful fare is appealing and fresh edits featuring Ehren Dorsey, Bo Don and Svea Kloosterhof are always a plus.

Photographer: Mark Kean | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Soichi Inagaki | Make-up: Jo Frost | Model: Bo Don

Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Fashion Editor: Jack Borkett | Hair: Michael Jones | Make-up: Angela Davis-Deacon Set Designer: Suzanne Beirne| Models: Ehren Dorsey and Erika Linder

Photographer: Brendan Freeman | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Michael Jones | Beauty Editor: Isamaya Ffrench | Model: Svea Kloosterhof

Photographer: Jeff Hahn| Fashion Editor: Madeleine Østlie| Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita | Grooming: Anne Sophie Thomas | Model: Jester White

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